YFG & Fine Gael LGBT call for pardon and state apology for those convicted of historical homosexual offences

Ireland has made huge strides towards equality since homosexuality was decriminalised in 1993, especially in the last few years. However, there is still a way to go. Many people who were convicted of homosexuality prior to 1993 still carry this conviction today. Therefore, Young Fine Gael, along with Fine Gael LGBT, is calling on the Minister for Justice and Equality to establish a scheme to allow those who were convicted of the specified abolished offences to apply to the Department to have these removed from their record and to receive a pardon from the state.

YFG & FG LGBT call for a formal apology from the Minister for Justice and Equality on behalf of the Irish state for the prosecution of these offences since 1922.
We have written to the Minister for Justice on this issue. We have also launched a petition which we are asking everyone to sign in order to promote the call for a pardon.

Sign our petition here: YFG Fine Gael LGBT Historical Convictions Petition

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